Solar eclipse of January 24, 1925

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Solar eclipse of January 24, 1925
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8661
Magnitude 1.0304
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 32s
Coordinates 40.5N 49.6W
Max. width of band 206 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:54:03
References
Saros 120 (56 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9339

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 24, 1925. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

Observations[edit]

It was seen in New York City. It was reported that those above 96th Street in Manhattan saw a total solar eclipse while those below 96th Street saw a partial eclipse.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1924-1928[edit]

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1924-1928
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 31, 1924
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Partial
120 January 24, 1925
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Total
125 July 20, 1925
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Annular
130 January 14, 1926
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Total
135 July 9, 1926
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Annular
140 January 3, 1927
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Annular
145 June 29, 1927
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Total
150 December 24, 1927
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Partial
155 June 17, 1928
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Partial

Saros 120[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 16 seconds on August 12, 1654.[2]

Series members 55–65 occur between 1901 and 2100:

55 56 57
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January 14, 1907
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January 24, 1925
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February 4, 1943
58 59 60
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February 15, 1961
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February 26, 1979
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March 9, 1997
61 62 63
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March 20, 2015
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March 30, 2033
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April 11, 2051
64 65
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April 21, 2069
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May 2, 2087

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